Paul Diederen

Senior Researcher

  • Paul Diederen
    Keizer Karelplein 19, 6211 TC Maastricht, The Netherlands
    + 31 (0)43 388 4400

    Research Interests

    • innovation and new technology
    • Policy issues in the area of economics of science


    Ph.D., Economics, Maastricht University
    M.A., Econometrics, University of Amsterdam

    Biographical Statement

    Paul Diederen is deputy secretary and director of the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT) in The Hague, the Netherlands. He is also working as a senior researcher at UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht University.

    Previously he has held research and management jobs at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute in The Hague. He worked as a senior researcher at the Warwick Business School Research Bureau of Warwick University, United Kingdom. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Maastricht University and an M.A. in econometrics from the University of Amsterdam.

    His research interests focus on policy issues in the area of economics of science, innovation and new technology.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Diederen, Paul, F.W. Tongeren & H.B. Van der Veen, 2003, Returns on Investments in Energy-saving Technologies under Energy Price Uncertainty in Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 24, pp. 379-394
    • Diederen, Paul, Hans van Meijl & A. Wolters, 2003, Innovation/adoption in Agriculture: innovators, early adopters and laggards, Cahiers d’Economie et Sociologie Rurales, vol. 67 (2), pp. 29-50
    • Diederen, Paul, Hans van Meijl & A. Wolters, 2003, Modernisation in agriculture: what makes a farmer adopt an innovation?, International Journal of Technology Management & International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, (combined issue), vol. 2 (3/4), 2003, pp. 328-342
    • Wilt, J.G. De, Paul Diederen, M. Butter & A. Tukker, 2001, Challenges for European Agriculture, Foresight, vol. 03, no. 04, pp. 341-352
    • Diederen, Paul, 1994, Technology diffusion and public policy, The Economic Journal, vol. 104, pp. 918-930
    • Diederen, Paul, René Kemp & A.H. Webbink, 1988, Diffusie van technologie, Economisch Statistische Berichten, nr. 3671, 31 August, pp. 805-809
    • Diederen, Paul, René Kemp, Joan Muysken & Franz Palm, 1988, Diffusie van technologie: Gevolgen voor werkgelegenheid en beroepenstructuur, Tijdschrift voor Politieke Economie, vol. 11, nr. 2, pp. 84-96